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      01-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by JunkStory View Post
Please help me. I recently replaced the front brake pads because they were worn, but noticed that the sensor was still untriggered. I did not buy a new sensor, but I did not want to reuse the old one either, so I wrapped the sensor portion with electric tape and zip-tied it somewhere inside the wheel well without inserting it back into the brake caliper.

I put the wheels back on, and went ahead to reset the CBS. DING! The SES and brake lights are on. What have I done wrong? Do I really have to plug the sensor back into the brake caliper?
If the front sensors are really untriggered then the rears "are" and so you would get the warning lights. Remember that these are two stage sensors and so the first stage trigger happens long before new brakes are needed.